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USF RICCI INSTITUTE LIBRARY VIRTUAL READING ROOM

The Virtual Reading Room provides researchers and interested scholars and students with access to some of the primary sources in the study of Christianity in China. The links below connect to online versions, in image format, of the works in question.

(Please note that this section is undergoing some modification to improve accessibility through transition to PDF format for most materials.)


天學初函 (Tianxue Chuhan; First Collection of Heavenly Studies) Learn more from the Ricci Library Catalog

Volume I

刻天學初函題辭 (Ke Tianxue chuhan tici)

理編總目 (Introduction)

西學凡 (Xixue Fan)

景教流行中國碑頌 (Jingjiao liuxing Zhongguo beisong)

畸人十篇 (Jiren shipian) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

交友論 (Jiaoyou lun) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

二十五言 (Ershiwu yan) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

天主實義 (Tianzhu shiyi) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

Volume II
(No materials from Volume 2 have yet been compiled for the Reading Room)

Volume III

職方外紀 (Zhifang waiji) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog
("Areas Outside the Concern of the Chinese Imperial Geographer", 1626), by Giulio Aleni 艾儒略. Aleni’s important geographical description of the world, with an elliptical world map and a description of the Earth as part of the universe created by God. Includes idealized descriptions of European countries.

器編總目 (Qibian zongmu)

泰西水法 (Taixi shuifa)
("Hydraulic Methods of the Far West", 1612) by Sabatino De Ursis 熊三拔

渾蓋通憲圖說 (Hun'gai tongxian tushuo)
("Illustrated Explanation of the Sphere and the Astrolabe", 1607) by Li Zhizao 李之藻

Volume IV

幾何原本 (Jihe yuanben)

Volume V

表度說 (Biaodu shuo)

天問略 (Tianwen lue)

簡平儀 (Jianpingyi)

同文算指 (Tongwen suanzhi; currently unavailable)

天主教東傳文獻三編 (Tianzhujiao dongchuan wenxian sanbian) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

逑友篇 (Qiuyou pian)

正學鏐石 (Zhengxue liushi)

聖教信證 (Shengjiao xinzheng)

五十言餘 (Wushi yanyu)

勤修一鑑 (Qinxiu yijian)

康熙與羅馬史節關係 (Kangxi yu luoma shijieguanxi) Learn more from the Ricci Library catalog

諭西洋人 (Yu xiyangren)

教宗禁約 (Jiaozong jinyue)
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